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"GMI Exclusive: More GXP Coming"
A Broader Renaissance
July, 1st, 2004
By: NSAP
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Lately there has been a lot of complaining that Pontiac is being too slow with getting their GXP line to market. All that complaining that has been going on has caused a lot of frustration towards Pontiac. That influenced me to investigate the GXP line and find out why it is taking so long to the cars to market.

Why it is Taking so long


It turns out that Pontiac is very cautious with their GXP line. They are very interested in getting the line-up perfect the first time and not just throwing a few more horsepower under the hood and sticking the GXP logo on it. They look at GXP as a very special line-up that should feature special vehicles and be a significant leap over the nameplate. Because Pontiac wants GXP cars to be significantly different from just a regular Pontiac, they are having to do additional engineering work, which of course takes time.

Another issue with the GXP cars taking so long is the fact that Pontiac is currently going through a renaissance. Meaning that Pontiac does not want to waste their time on making a GXP version of some of the vehicles in their current lineup. So ask yourself this; do you want a bunch of cars with a GXP logo, or do you want real performance cars worthy of the GXP nomenclature? Just wait until the new lineup on Pontiacs are in place and then the GXP’s will be in full force.

What Cars Are Getting a GXP

Right now there is only the Bonneville GXP, but that is eventually going to change. As GMInsidenews has confirmed, the Grand Prix is getting a GXP version in 2005 (refer to “GMI Exclusive: Grand Prix GXP Details”).

They are not going to stop with the Grand Prix, the G6 will be getting a GXP version also. Although we do not have any details on the car yet, we do know that there will be a GXP. Stay tuned to GMI for details.

The Vibe is also being considered for the GXP treatment. It has NOT been confirmed for production, but it is under thought. I was told that the size of the Vibe is only thing holding them back.
There will likely be more GXP models in the future, but that is all that is being considered, or is already confirmed. With the G6 Coupe, G6 convertible, and the Solstice coming in 2005 it is likely that we see GXP versions of those, but that is my guess. I hope that people will be patient with Pontiac, because as one official said, “The Pontiac showroom is going to look a lot different in less than two years”.

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:beer: Sign me up for the 200+ hp and torque Solstice GXP :woot2:
 

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FINALLY! :bounce: :D
 

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Cool yes....but, as a traditionalist, couldn't Pontiac have used the SuperDuty moniker? Maybe even add the 'x' the end? Grand Prix SDX....Bonneville SDX....maybe? :drevil:
 

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Originally posted by spdwayGm@Jul 1 2004, 01:58 PM
Cool yes....but, as a traditionalist, couldn't Pontiac have used the SuperDuty moniker? Maybe even add the 'x' the end? Grand Prix SDX....Bonneville SDX....maybe? :drevil:
Super Duty is used by Ford on their truck line. Pontiac may have had the name in the past, but it's best to not get Pontiac associated with a truck line.

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Originally posted by usa1+Jul 1 2004, 07:13 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (usa1 @ Jul 1 2004, 07:13 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-spdwayGm@Jul 1 2004, 01:58 PM
Cool yes....but, as a traditionalist, couldn't Pontiac have used the SuperDuty moniker? Maybe even add the 'x' the end? Grand Prix SDX....Bonneville SDX....maybe? :drevil:
Super Duty is used by Ford on their truck line. Pontiac may have had the name in the past, but it's best to not get Pontiac associated with a truck line.

Mark [/b][/quote]
How about the old (and underused) H.O. brand they use to use on the first Firebird's? What does GXP stand for enyway? <_<
 

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Originally posted by Carguy@Jul 1 2004, 10:26 PM

How about the old (and underused) H.O. brand they use to use on the first Firebird's? What does GXP stand for enyway? <_<
HO has a different meaning these days.

No one who'd ever seen Jerry Springer will want to be driving the Pontiac G6 HO.

there won't be none of that.
 

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well lets take 2 of the cars out of that picture since the Grand Am sedan is pretty much GONE and the Sunfire is dead so thats 2 cars out of the picture what id like to see is the G6,Solstice and Montana SV6 with GXP treatment....what the hell have a minivan that has some pep whos got pep in a family wagon? NO ONE!!! if GM is gonna put more horses in their trucks why not share a lil of the more horses with the new Pontiac van?hell a quick minivan?? hmmmmm put some pep in the minivan step ha!! id love to see Montana SV6 in GXP version
 

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Drop the Sunfire and Vibe and make a 3dr and 5dr hatchaback off the Delta instead of the HHR. Then go at it with turbo ecotecs instead of high-strung toyota motors.
 

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I really do hope the Sunfire gets dropped very soon. It's outdated just as much as the Cavalier. If they want to make a compact, it had better be one heck of a powerful car. If Pontiac is gonna be the performance brand for GM, they had better not do a half-ased job of it. Give us more power and handling!
 

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Maybe after '07, instead of the GTO name being carried over to the new Zeta platformed coupe, Pontiac might just call it GXP (and cancel the GTO name, again). Kind of like that Chevy concept awhile back. It was just called SS.
 

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Yum....GXPs will be eating other cars...
 

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if GM insists on keeping the sunfire around, i wish they'd slap a GX/P model together. it's probbaly not worth the investment on a car that has no future, but the GX/P treatment they gave the concept really worked, and made the sunfire a car worth considering.

wonder if a GX/P wave will appear in canada?!?
 

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Originally posted by GN6@Jul 2 2004, 09:57 AM
Maybe after '07, instead of the GTO name being carried over to the new Zeta platformed coupe, Pontiac might just call it GXP (and cancel the GTO name, again). Kind of like that Chevy concept awhile back. It was just called SS.
No thanks.
 
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